Learn some tips on how to become a great technology product manager.
After 17 years in start-up and enterprise product development and IT operations, I’ve experienced first hand the wide spectrum of talent in the field of Product Management. From inspiring to detracting, Product Managers play a sensitive role in any organization’s strategy. The effectiveness of the individual leading this effort will determine the success of the internal operation and outward projection of evolution.
Here are thirteen attributes to consider in your role as Product Manager.
If you’re in a Product Management role and don’t follow most of the above already, chances are you’ll need to start over. Doing so in the same org will take time as many of your colleagues would have lost considerable patience as they may expect you to already know these items. You’ll need to start by creating a product management organization workflow, getting exec approval to roll-it-out, then begin the tough process of selling your colleagues that you’re actually capable of executing it. If your colleagues have moved beyond you, it’s time to pull up stakes and start over somewhere else. Luckily, you’ll know what not to do next time. In addition, there’s a dearth of good product managers out there. If you can espouse the tenets of solid product management organization, you’ll easily find a good next home.